Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson announced a promotion and two hires today.
Features editor Maria Streshinsky has been upped to executive editor. While the position has been vacant since Joe Brown left late last summer to serve as EIC of Popular Science, the focus of the role has changed from digital to print, with Streshinsky in charge of print-side editorial. She joined Wired this month last year from Mother Jones, where she had been deputy editor. Prior to that, she had been editor in chief of Pacific Standard and managing editor of The Atlantic before then.
Jahna Berry, who starts June 12, joins as head of content operations. She too, arrives from Mother Jones, where she was director of news product. Prior to joining Mother Jones in 2015, she had been managing editor, digital and video, for the San Francisco Business Times. Berry’s new role will leave her in charge of content operations on all of Wired’s platforms.
Tom Simonite joins June 5 as a senior writer covering artificial intelligence. He comes over from MIT Technology Review, where he had been San Francisco bureau chief. He had previously been at New Scientist magazine.
“I am excited to announce these new hires and promotions,” said Thompson in a statement. “We’ve got Maria figuring out how to cover the forces changing our world, Tom writing about the single biggest source of change, and Jahna ensuring that Wired thrives throughout all of this change.”